The 'Most strikeouts in the 2010s' quiz
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The 'Most strikeouts in the 2010s' quiz

Veteran pitcher Jon Lester is hanging 'em up.

The 38-year-old lefty had a remarkable 16-year MLB career. Drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2002 draft, he would go on to win two World Series in Boston and was a member of the Chicago Cubs team that ended the franchise's 108-year championship drought back in 2016. He also overcame cancer during his rookie season as a member of the Red Sox. For his career, Lester ended up with exactly 200 wins and almost 2,500 strikeouts. Couple that with his consistently remarkable playoff performances (4-1 with a 1.77 ERA in six World Series appearances), and Lester has a legitimate shot to make the Hall of Fame once he is eligible. 

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. In the 2010s, Lester had the seventh most Ks in all of MLB. So with that in mind, how many of the MLB pitchers with the most strikeouts in the 2010s can you name in five minutes?

Good luck!

2,452 / DET, WAS
Max Scherzer
2,260 / DET, HOU
Justin Verlander
2,179 / LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2,007 / CHW, BOS
Chris Sale
1,872 / KC, MIL, LAA, LAD, ARZ, HOU
Zack Greinke
1,872 / PHI, TEX, CHC
Cole Hamels
1,868 / BOS, OAK, CHC
Jon Lester
1,867 / TB, DET, TOR, BOS
David Price
1,784 / SF
Madison Bumgarner
1,714 / SEA
Felix Hernandez
1,695 / WAS
Stephen Strasburg
1,683 / OAK, WAS, MIL
Gio Gonzalez
1,619 / TB, KC, SD, CHW
James Shields
1,590 / ARZ, SD, KC
Ian Kennedy
1,503 / NYY
CC Sabathia
1,476 / MIA, DET, ATL, WAS
Anibal Sanchez
1,461 / CLE
Corey Kluber
1,449 / MIN, CHW, PIT, TOR, HOU, DET
Francisco Liriano
1,418 / DET, BOS
Rick Porcello
1,397 / CHC, OAK, CHW, SF
Jeff Samardzija
1,349 / TB, PIT
Chris Archer
1,347 / PHI, HOU, TOR, PIT, SEA, NYY
J.A. Happ
1,336 / PIT, HOU
Gerrit Cole
1,326 / STL, NYY, MIN, TEX
Lance Lynn
1,318 / BAL, CHC, PHI
Jake Arrieta

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